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Royal Gunpowder Mills

We had a really lovely day today at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as part of our History Week. The class behaved beautifully and really enjoyed their day. A big thank you to Mrs Ottery for arranging our trip for us.

Love Miss Clifford 


Year 6 SATS information. For any parents who were unable to attend the meeting or for anyone who wishes to take another look, a short information video can be found below. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Polite reminder: Please could we ask that payment be made for the revision materials. Many thanks.





War Poetry

This half-term, we have been working hard learning about World War I. We have made our own recruitment videos; discussed the role women played in the War Effort and even made a trench in our class room where we recorded a ‘mannequin challenge’ to a popular World War I song!

In Literacy, we have been reading and studying some World War I poetry. We are currently writing our own poems and letters as soldiers from the trenches. We have discussed the importance of remembering the War dead and will be uploading our poems to  http://www.everymanremembered.org/ in order to commemorate some of the soldiers’ lives. If you have any concerns about your child’s poetry being on the internet please talk to me asap.

Love Miss Clifford 🙂

Counter Balances

We have been working in Gymnastic lessons to create interesting counterbalances with a partner. Here are a few pictures of some of the balances that we have come up with so far!

love Miss Clifford 🙂

Crucial Crew

After a busy testing week, in which the class have worked extremely hard, we had the chance to get out of school and visit Hertford Regional  College for Crucial Crew. This saw children undertaking a variety of different activities encouraging children to:

  • become more aware of personal safety;
  • learn how to react correctly to dangerous and threatening situations;
  • understand the role the emergency support services play and how and when to contact them and
  • be aware of their own actions and the safety of others.

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During the visit, we also took part in the College’s Remembrance Day Parade and I would like to give a big thank you to the class for upholding the minutes silence so impeccably.

All the best,

Miss Clifford 🙂

What a lovely half-term!

I would like to give a quick thank you to all the amazing children and parents of 6C! We have had a really lovely first half term learning about the Tudors. I am particularly impressed with their fantastic Tudor dancing and amazing cross-stitch Tudor Roses that the children have designed and sewed along with making their own frames for their work.

We really enjoyed sharing our work with you all at the class presentation. It was so lovely to see so many parents coming into school to share in our learning.

I hope you all have a lovely half-term holiday.

love Miss Clifford 🙂

Hampton Court Palace

Hello 🙂

We had a lovely day out today at Hampton Court Palace. We experienced looking at, touching and using different types of historical sources. We discussed the ways in which these sources can be used as evidence and the bias that they may have. We also explored the Palace; looking at Henry VIII’s apartments and visiting the kitchens. All the children were beautifully behaved and a credit to Downfield Primary

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Welcome back!

Hello 🙂

I hope that you have had a wonderful Summer holiday.  It’s lovely to see you all again and I am really looking forwards to the year ahead. Year 6 is very busy and exciting year and I very much appreciate your support as your children enter their final year at Downfield School.

This half term, our Topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’ and we are due to visit Hampton Court Palace next Monday!  Please encourage children to research this topic at home and share their knowledge in class.


Key notices:

  • Swimming begins next week and happens on Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has with them a swimming costume/swimming shorts, a swimming hat and a towel.  If for any reason, your child is unable to participate in a swimming lesson, please send a letter in explaining the reason for this.
  • P.E lessons will be on Mondays. However,it is best if pupils can have full PE kit in school at all times, as the days of PE lessons do occasionally change.
  • Please ensure that all coats, bags, uniform and P.E. kit are clearly labelled. In Year 6, pupils are expected to take care of their own belongings so labeling saves a lot of time!
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. If your child is struggling with any of the homework, please make sure that they ask for help from myself or Mrs O’Reilly before it is due in.
  • Mrs Pope will be teaching the class on Tuesday afternoons. 


If you have any questions, please come and talk to me,

Miss Clifford 🙂